What to Watch out for at Manila FAME this October

Another season of awe-inspiring design and craftsmanship is fast approaching as Manila FAME gets ready for its October 2013 showcase. One of the longest running trade fairs in the Asia-Pacific and is the only UFI-approved trade fair in the Philippines, Manila FAME: Asia’s Design and Lifestyle Event will be on 17 – 20 October 2013 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Philippines.

In its 58th edition, Manila FAME continues to be the country’s premier trade platform for exports and design. Proving over the years that it is an event to be recognized, Manila FAME purveys 100% Philippine-made products crafted through a merging of traditional and modern techniques, utilizing sustainable indigenous materials with innovative approaches to form, function, and design.

Design and craftsmanship are the moving forces behind Manila FAME so expect new designs and innovation for the October edition. It will also present a roster of show features that promises to wow and deliver an exciting show for everyone.

Design PH

Design PH is a brand the goes beyond the boundaries of product innovation and Philippine aesthetics. Featuring products from the creative collaborations of select manufacturers and the bright minds of Philippine design, it showcases works of exceptional quality and craftsmanship under the direction of design icon Budji Layug.

Manila Wear

A branding initiative for fashion apparel and accessories crafted from the country’s local materials, Manila Wear embodies a truly Filipino design sensibility that is synonymous with tropical/resort wear. International fashion icon Josie Natori leads a select group of designers in creating remarkable Manila Wear pieces for the global market.

The Marketplace

Products that emphasize sustainability, the use of indigenous materials, and earth-friendly resources and methods are what The Marketplace offers at Manila FAME. Partnering with local communities and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), it presents a range of products that provide insight to the many indigenous materials and crafts skills of the Philippines.

HIBLA

A rediscovery of age-old tradition in the Philippines, HIBLA highlights Philippine textiles and weaves and the artisanal skill and the craft culture behind it, seeking to preserve the country’s distinct cultural heritage.

HIBLA

Craft Spots

Skilled craftsmen breathe life to the many craft forms of the Philippines through live demonstrations of centuries-worth of traditional crafting techniques, transforming indigenous materials into extraordinary shapes and forms that provide a glimpse of the country’s culture of artisanship.

The Christmas Village

Capture the holiday spirit in this setting of vibrant creations that exults the essence of special occasions. The Christmas Village is a must-see destination for the latest products and freshest ideas that embody the country’s passion for creation, tradition, and celebration.

Design Txtile

A display of modern Philippine textiles, crafted from sustainable indigenous fibers. Ethnic-inspired yet versatile, artisanal yet progressive, and distinctly Filipino — Philippine contemporary textile.

Besides the exciting show features, Manila FAME also has two partner events:

DGPDeXign Global Philippines

Making its debut this October, DeXign Global Philippines is a platform that combines business and design and serves as a venue for creative exchange and trade promotion. It brings together international exhibitors in home and fashion, highlighting the ASEAN countries and their individual brand of creativity and artisanship.

Design Week Philippines

A celebration of design in the Philippines through programs and events that foster creativity among Filipinos to strengthen the country’s positioning as Asia’s Design Destination. Design Week Philippines will feature creativity in all forms through partnerships with communities and institutions in a jam-packed week of design-centric activities.

Stay tuned for more at FAME Speak, the official blog for Manila FAME and know more about these exciting show features and events happening in October.

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